Pecans and brown sugar makes these roasted veggies especially delicious and perfect as a side for the upcoming holidays! You will find shelled pecans & butternut squash from Cool Springs Farm, and carrots & sweet potatoes from Red Roots Farm at the market this Saturday!


For the crumble:

  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature
  • Pinch of smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt, to taste

For the vegetables:

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 2 1/2-inch sticks
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Black pepper, to taste

For the crumble:

Preheat the oven to 425 ĚŠ. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the brown sugar, pecans, flour, butter, paprika and a pinch of salt in a medium bowl and mash with a fork.

Spread the mixture on the baking sheet and bake until everything has melted together and the crumble is golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Let cool completely, about 20 minutes. Use your hands to crumble the mixture and set aside.

For the vegetables:

Combine the sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, oil, thyme, salt and a few grinds of pepper in a large bowl and toss.

Divide the vegetables between 2 baking sheets, spread them in an even layer and roast, switching the pans halfway through, until the vegetables are softened and golden brown in spots, 30 to 35 minutes.

Transfer to a platter and top with the crumble.